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The BBC National Short Story Award 2010

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Featuring the five short-listed stories for the BBC National Short Story Award, this collection brings together a high-caliber group of new and established British authors exploring human relationships at their most dysfunctional and yet sustaining. Splintered families, the persistence of love, the public versus the private, and the plight of the outsider provide recurring...more
Paperback, 121 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Carcanet Press Ltd. (first published November 25th 2010)
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A great selection of stories I think each one is really strong, normally there's one that brings down the collection for you but I thought each was strong in it's own way. Still not sure who won, but perhaps I should have read the introduction?

Tea at the Midland by David Constantine
This story reveals the relationship between a man and woman in a really nice unfolding way. We feel both of the emotions even though they are not 'explained' and the lady's inward thoughts that are of an intellectual...more
The story by Sarah Hall "Butcher's Perfume" is outstanding. Way better than any of the others, although I did also enjoy the mood of "Tea at the Midland" by David Constantine. Anyway, am very pleased to have discovered Sarah Hall.
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David Constantine (born 1944) is a British, Lancashire born poet and translator.
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